Varied workout routines

Varying your exercise helps to prevent boredom associated with doing the same things, workout after workout and to avoid or delay reaching a plateau in workout performance. Variety helps to increase adherence[2] which is important for sustaining physical exercise throughout life. Varying workout routines also helps to balance out stress on joints and ligaments, which in turn helps to prevent overuse injuries[3][4][5][6]. For workout on a higher level, varying exercise helps to balance increase in muscle size and helps to increase maximal strength[1], which may also lead to improved performance[7].

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I get to use my entire body through different activities.
I change resistance, reps, sets, rest, order and pace of my exercise.
I listen to my body to prevent overuse injuries.
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I cross train by doing aerobic, strength and flexibility exercises.
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      • [1] Fonseca, RM, et al. (2014) Changes in exercises are more effective than in loading schemes to improve muscle strength." Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. View
      • [2] Dale S. Bond, Hollie A. Raynor, Suzanne Phelan, Jeremy Steeves, Richard Daniello, and Rena R. Wing, “The Relationship between Physical Activity Variety and Objectively Measured Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity Levels in Weight Loss Maintainers and Normal-Weight Individuals,” Journal of Obesity, vol. 2012, Article ID 812414, 6 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/812414
      • [3] Sippel, K.(2013) Prevention and treatment of pediatric and adolescent overuse injuries. Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences 12. View
      • [4] Knapp TP, Garrett WE. Stress Fractures: General Concepts. Clinics in Sports Medicine;16(2):339-354.
      • [5] American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Safe Exercise. Updated October 2007.
      • [6] Ballas MT, et al. Common overuse running injuries: diagnosis and management. Am Fam Physician; 55(7):2473-80.
      • [7] Hoff, J. (2001). Maximal strength training enhances running economy and aerobic endurance performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 33(5), Supplement abstract 1529. View
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